The UAE won eight trophies at the MEED Projects Awards 2018 where the Gulf region’s highest quality projects were announced at a ceremony held at the Westin Mina Seyahi Resort and Marina in Dubai. UAE dominated the only annual awards programme recognising the region’s completed projects, followed by Oman with five winning projects, Kuwait with four and Saudi Arabia with two.
The Louvre Abu Dhabi received the highest honour by winning the MEED Quality Project of the Year, in association with Mashreq and the GCC Leisure & Tourism Project of the Year award. Bait Al Batterjee Medical Company’s Saudi German Hospital won the GCC Healthcare Project of the Year, while Steel Wood Industries received the GCC Industrial Project of the Year trophy. MEED Editor’s Award for Innovation was given to the Dubai Opera.
Al Aryam Phase One’s Reem/Mira Community was picked as GCC Residential Project of the Year; and Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company’s Neighbourhood One Residences Phase 1, won GCC Sustainable Project of the Year. Shuaa Energy-1, jointly owned by DEWA, ACWA Power and TSK, was recognised as GCC Power Project of the Year. ADNOC’s Shah Project and Atkins’ Al Seef, won in the GCC Oil & Gas Project of the Year and the GCC Retail Project of the Year categories, respectively.